What does improvement mean?

Definitions for improvement
ɪmˈpruv məntim·prove·ment

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word improvement.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. improvement, betterment, advancenoun

    a change for the better; progress in development

  2. improvementnoun

    the act of improving something

    "their improvements increased the value of the property"

  3. improvement, meliorationnoun

    a condition superior to an earlier condition

    "the new school represents a great improvement"

Wiktionary

  1. improvementnoun

    The act of improving; advancement or growth; promotion in desirable qualities; progress toward what is better; melioration; as, the improvement of the mind, of land, roads, etc.

  2. improvementnoun

    The act of making profitable use or application of anything, or the state of being profitably employed; a turning to good account; practical application, as of a doctrine, principle, or theory, stated in a discourse.

  3. improvementnoun

    The state of being improved; betterment; advance; also, that which is improved; as, the new edition is an improvement on the old.

    "The parts of Sinon, Camilla, and some few others, are improvements on the Greek poet." -Joseph Addison.

  4. improvementnoun

    Increase; growth; progress; advance.

  5. improvementnoun

    (plural): Valuable additions or betterments, as buildings, clearings, drains, fences, etc., on premises.

  6. improvementnoun

    (Patent Laws): A useful addition to, or modification of, a machine, manufacture, or composition.

Wikipedia

  1. Improvement

    Improvement is the process of a thing moving from one state to a state considered to be better, usually through some action intended to bring about that better state. The concept of improvement is important to governments and businesses, as well as to individuals.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Improvementnoun

    the act of improving; advancement or growth; promotion in desirable qualities; progress toward what is better; melioration; as, the improvement of the mind, of land, roads, etc

  2. Improvementnoun

    the act of making profitable use or applicaton of anything, or the state of being profitably employed; a turning to good account; practical application, as of a doctrine, principle, or theory, stated in a discourse

  3. Improvementnoun

    the state of being improved; betterment; advance; also, that which is improved; as, the new edition is an improvement on the old

  4. Improvementnoun

    increase; growth; progress; advance

  5. Improvementnoun

    valuable additions or betterments, as buildings, clearings, drains, fences, etc., on premises

  6. Improvementnoun

    a useful addition to, or modification of, a machine, manufacture, or composition

Editors Contribution

  1. improvement

    An accurate, perfect and positive change.

    There was noted improvement in their relationship and they lived together in unity and love.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 22, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'improvement' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2449

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'improvement' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3182

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'improvement' in Nouns Frequency: #712

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of improvement in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of improvement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of improvement in a Sentence

  1. Ritesh Agarwal:

    We believe that when it comes to experience, there is always room for improvement and it can be achieved if one listens to customers and takes corrective actions that help introduce systemic changes, we have introduced several checks and balances to ensure all our network hotels maintain good quality service standards.

  2. Defense Undersecretary Frank Kendall:

    It’s going to get as intense a management as I can bring to it and I’m expecting to see an improvement in performance, if we don’t, then we can consider some of those options again.

  3. Hunter Tamarro:

    Speculators are already driving up home prices, landlords are raising rents and general contractors are raising their quotes for home improvement projects.

  4. Rebecca Siegel:

    We really don't know much at all about what causes these cancers, we've had a great impact on mortality because of improvements in treatment and hopefully that will continue but I think there is room for improvement in understanding the etiology of these cancers and trying to prevent their occurrence.

  5. Baudilio Tome Muguruza:

    Credit ratings are important for investors and participants in the equity and bond markets, in some cases even replacing investors' due diligence, but there is still room for improvement in the supervision of credit ratings agencies in the EU.

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